@Rich, thanks for your reply. On the other hand, you have to agree that from an economic standpoint "unlimited" cannot mean "unlimited" in reality. Otherwise, what happens if someone who wants to perform scientific simulation data, for example, that turns out to be petabytes. According to this claim, they could store all of this data in a $60/month account, which is not even reasonable. Although this post is somewhat outdated, the order of magnitude is still appropriate. https://www.quora.com/What-does-a-5-petabyte-storage-solution-cost In that case, estimates are around $244,000 for example for 5 petabytes. So, clearly, that is untenable from a business standpoint, even if it were 2 order of magnitude off (which it is not) and it would be $2,440. This reminds me of a few years ago when Microsoft told people they could have unlimited storage on their One Drive accounts. I heard the well know Windows expert Paul Thurrott who took them at their word and uploaded GB of media and it turns out that soon afterward Microsoft discontinued that offer. So, I still say that this is a marketing approach that ends up turning off technically inclined people like myself because ultimately it is a false claim. That may not change the marketing minds at Dropbox, but they should listen to the engineers IMHO instead. Dropbox is a great product and the hype just detracts from that.
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Yes, I agree that although the "unlimited storage" sounds good to the marketing department of Dropbox, no doubt, in reality this cannot be the case. Otherwise everyone could use it for petabytes of data for various purposes, and that is not feasible economically in any way. So, I do believe that Dropbox would be better served by being totally upfront about their true limitations. This does not justify the rudeness of the original poster. But if Dropbox would be upfront about their limitations, then they would not have to put up with this, either.
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